Batts End, 3.43 acres of mature Douglas fir and mixed broadleaf woodland, near the village of Banwell in North Somerset for £45,000 (freehold) [#F1270]
A beautiful mature woodland, with great access and within easy reach of the M5 and Weston-super-Mare.
OS Landranger Series Sheet No: 172
Ordnance Survey Grid References:
- Roadside gate: ST 407 593
- Centre of wood: ST 409 591
Nearest postcode: BS29 6PQ
This postcode will take you to the local area but may not take you to the woodland. You will need to use the location plan and directions as well.
Batts End is a beautiful example of a mixed species woodland, located at the northern most edge of the Mendip Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is a short drive from the M5, and has excellent internal access within the woodland. A recently upgraded stone track that is suitable for 2WD vehicles all year-round takes you from the main road up to and through the woodland. With a northerly aspect and views out towards the Severn Estuary and on a clear day, South Wales, Batts End has great potential as a stunning amenity woodland.
The wood comprises mostly of mature oak, ash, Douglas fir and occasional beech tree. The Douglas fir were planted towards the centre of the woodland, and now standing nearly 30 metres tall, they create an impressive canopy. Underneath the mature trees, you will find a mixture of self-seeded trees, such as holly, hazel, ash and beech, all vying for sunlight. Alongside these is a variety of other vegetation, such as bramble, nettles, ferns, wild garlic (beautiful in the late spring/early summer) and wood anemones in early spring. In and around Batts End there are old mines and quarries, long since forgotten and filled in that are now just a sign of the heritage that exists in this woodland
An abundance of wildlife can be seen and heard; foraging badgers and wandering roe deer have been spotted on our early morning visits. The treetops contain numerous songbirds which can be seen flitting amongst the branches, singing joyfully, and high above the tree canopy you may spot soaring buzzards riding the thermals. The rare lesser horseshoe bat is known to inhabit the area and has been seen on numerous occasions by keen observers.
Batts End, in summary, is a delightful woodland with great potential. It is blessed with stunning views, some fantastic quality trees and has excellent access, a little something for everyone.
If It Were Mine
Light thinning of the woodland, using the existing Forestry Commission thinning licence, would produce a healthy amount of firewood to keep my home warm in the winter months, allowing me to focus on bringing on the Douglas fir and oak. Creating a footpath to the top, removing a few trees to make a viewpoint and maybe a nice place to camp or build a bench using timber from the woodland would make a good project.
To View This Woodland
You are welcome to view this woodland at any time during daylight hours. We do ask that you download a copy of these particulars and take them with you, mainly so you can correctly identify the boundaries and access points.
Residential Planning Permission
You are extremely unlikely to get residential planning permission for this woodland.
Directions & Access
- From Banwell village, head east on the A368 towards Sandford.
- After approximately half a mile, you will see a layby on the right-hand side with a double wooden gate set back and Wood4Sale signs (point A on the plan).
- Please park safely in front of one of the gates, ensuring there is clear vehicular access through the other for key holders (sorry we do not provide keys for viewings).
- Climb the gate (point A) and turn immediately left and walk for approximately 150 metres until you arrive at a white painted post on your left hand side, this marks the start of the wood (point B).
- Just beyond the white painted post you should see a ‘Batts End’ sign on a tree.
- The northern boundary is indicated by a wooden fence.
- The southern boundary is indicated by an agricultural fence.
- The eastern boundary is indicated by blue paint on wooden posts and trees.
- The western boundary is indicated by white paint on wooden posts and trees.
The sporting rights are owned and included in the sale. They are not let.
The mineral rights are owned and included in the sale except as reserved by statute.
Rights Of Way
- There is a right of way granted at all times and for all purposes over the route AB on the plan below.
- A right of way is reserved to others over the route BC.
- A shared maintenance clause covers all the rights of way with liability according to use.
- There are no public rights of way in this woodland.
There are no known fencing liabilities.
Tree Preservation Order
The woodland is subject to a Tree Preservation Order (TPO). This does not prevent appropriate tree felling. However, the agreement of the local Tree Officer and Natural England must be obtained in advance.
There are some restrictive covenants to protect the woodland and the environment. Please click on the button below to view these.
How To Buy
This woodland is being sold on a fixed price basis. We require the following information in writing before we mark a woodland as sold and take it off the market (please ensure you are in a position to fund the purchase before doing this):
- The name and price of the woodland
- Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
- Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
- The full contact details of the solicitor who has been instructed
Please click on the button below for more information.
Maps & Plans
Plans, areas and particulars are for reference only. They have been carefully checked by us but we cannot guarantee their accuracy and they do not form a part of any contract. Prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves, and we will give as much help as possible with all information we have available.
Woods4Sale Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.